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Archive for January 14, 2016

Pay attention! Attention neuron type identified

Attention neuron type identified

Attention neuron type identified

Researchers have identified for the first time a cell type in the brain of mice that is integral to attention. Moreover, by manipulating the activity of this cell type, the scientists were able to enhance attention in mice. The results add to the understanding of how the brain’s frontal lobes work and control behaviour.